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Kids Run The Railways


Let off steam at these great kids’ activity day! Under supervision from our friendly volunteers, have a go at operating the crossing gates, be a train guard for a day or learn how the signals work in the signal box. You can ride on our vintage diesel train as well.

We are in a working railway yard so all kids must be accompanied by one adult who will be admitted FREE. Any additional adults should pay normal admission. Please make sure the kids wear old clothes (they WILL get dirty!) and sturdy shoes. Places are strictly limited so everyone gets a go at everything – pre-booking is essential and hurry… tickets are selling fast!

We suggest this activity is appropriate for kids aged 6-16 yrs.

Guide Prices

Kids: £12

Adults: £7

NB: children must be accompanied by one supervising adult who will be admitted FREE. Additional adults should pay normal admission.

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Map & Directions


Road Directions

By Road:Near the impressive Chappel Viaduct. About 15 minutes from Colchester, Halstead and Sudbury, about 30 minutes from Chelmsford, about 40 minutes from Ipswich.Accessible by Public Transport: Chappel station is 0 miles away.

Kids Run The Railway

Type:Children's Activity Event

East Anglian Railway Museum, Chappel Station, Colchester, Essex, CO6 2DS

Fax: 01787 224473

Opening Times

Season (28 Oct 2020)
Season (7 Nov 2020)